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First Steps Baby Walker
6-30
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First Steps Baby Walker

4.62 /5
£32.99

Developmental Benefits

Discovery Exploration
Discovery Exploration
Language Development
Language Development
Motor Skills
Motor Skills
Sensory Development
Sensory Development

Developmental Benefits

First Steps Baby Walker

Discovery Exploration
  • Heightens curiosity and encourages exploration.
  • Even young babies love to learn about the world through exploration. Kicking and waving their arms while lying in their cot can lead them to discover that a kick can make a banging sound. Exploration and play are closely linked in infants where, for example, discovering that a toy makes a noise leads to infants repeating the action that made the noise. Babies learn a great deal through repetition. Once babies are either crawling or walking their mobility gives them more opportunities to explore their world.
    Babies need to satisfy their curiosity about an object or toy by approaching and handling it. Adults can influence an infant’s confidence about the world by encouraging and smiling at them when they approach an unfamiliar object or toy. Babies can show uncertainty about a new toy and in order for them to confidently explore and discover it they need the emotional reassurance from their parent or caregiver. The confidence to explore and discover new things develops during infancy and creates a healthy curiousity about the world throughout childhood.
Language Development
  • Introduces the alphabet, letter sounds and vocabulary.
  • Babies start to babble at an early age and this can be seen as the first signs of language. They are predisposed to pick up the sounds of the language that they hear around them. Adults can facilitate babies’ language development by playing with them, focussing on particular toys, reading books and naming everyday objects. The more babies are exposed to language the faster they will begin to pick up it up. There are social skills involved in language acquisition such as realising that it is necessary to wait until the other person has finished speaking. Babies begin to learn about conversational turn-taking from an early age; if a baby is babbling the adult waits for a pause and then talks to the baby. Babies learn to take turns even before they are using words. Social interaction is important for language development and turn-taking games are a fun and educational way for babies and young children to learn.
    Young children also need to practice their language skills. Toys that name alphabet letters and everyday words satisfy young children’s need for repetition and rehearsal when practicing words and sounds. For instance, young children can press a button repetitively to hear the same sound or word again. Babies and children learn a lot through repetition and pick up words rapidly in this way. Once children begin to read their vocabulary expands enormously.
Motor Skills
  • Encourages fine motor skill development.
  • An infant’s growth and development in the first year of life is rapid. Many movements that young babies make are in preparation for the next stage of their development. When young babies watch a mobile they are constantly moving their head, arms, legs and even their mouths in response to the movement of the toy. Sound and movement attract a baby’s attention; if a toy is placed almost within reach of babies their movements become more animated. Bath toys provide opportunities to develop and use motor skills to great effect. For example, a young baby has greater control over their leg movements than their arms. You will often see young babies in a bath reaching with their legs towards a floating toy and kicking. All these movements strengthen muscles in readiness for the next stage - walking.
    As babies develop they become more adept at grasping objects. Young infants learn to grasp an object, for instance a cube. The grasping, at first, is quite clumsy but through repetition, and across time, infants become adept at grasping and develop fine motor skills. Infants first use the ulnar grasp where their fingers close against the palm when trying to hold an object. Within another month they are able to move the object from hand to hand. After the first year, infants adopt the ‘pincer grasp’ where they use their thumb and index finger to grasp even very tiny objects. Shape sorters help infants to fine tune their visual perception and hand coordination. Soon infants are building towers with two cubes; this also requires fine coordination skills. As the child grows computer games have been shown to help with hand and eye coordination. Spatial skills can also be enhanced when playing games that require concentration, quick responses and finely tuned motor skills.
Sensory Development
  • A variety of textures, visuals and sounds stimulate sensory development.
  • Sensory development is intimately related to motor development. Babies are born into a world that stimulates their senses and to which they react. These reactions are bodily movements which create learning experiences. Sensory development in babies can be facilitated through toys that provide opportunities for them to experience sounds, visuals and textures. Young infants need to be presented with an adequate but not too great amount of sensory stimulation.
    From an early age babies use touch to investigate their world; as they learn to reach they begin to run their tongue and lips over toys and then look at them. Tactile stimulation is also combined with other sensory information. Babies can perceive input from different sensory systems in a unified way; for instance, vision and touch are closely coordinated when using a shape sorter. Babies who handle shapes and also fit them through a hole are learning to solve problems through touch and sight. Infants also learn about the links between sights, sounds and feel of toys when these are demonstrated by adults. They begin to associate the sight and sound of a rhythmically shaken rattle or the nursery rhyme played by a particular toy. During the first year of life infants’ visual development is rapid and they begin to identify objects through shape, colour and texture. They also develop the ability to visually track objects. Toys give babies and young children many opportunities to enhance their sensory development.
  • Detachable learning centre introducing words, numbers, shapes, animals and colours.
  • Role-Play mobile phone for extra fun.
  • Light-up sun attracts baby’s attention.
  • Moving gears, shape sorters, barn door and rollers develop manipulative skills.
  • Develops walking motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Best for ages:
6 to 30 Months
Highlights
2-in-1 walker that supports baby’s first steps. Introduces numbers, shapes, animals and colours through fun activities and music.
Description
Watch your little one take their first precious steps with this fantastic 2-in-1 walker and activity centre. With textured wheels, easy grip handle and durable design, the sturdy walker gives all the support they need to take their first steps. The fun-filled activity panel can be removed from the walker for extra sit-down play! With lots of exciting activities, cheerful music and friendly phrases, little ones will be introduced to numbers, shapes, animals and colours.
  • Product Number: 80-061763
  • AA Batteries Required
  • Adult Assembly Required

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Consumer Reviews

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sara, mayes
01-May-2014
I bought this for my 6 month old daughter because I didn't have any learning toys for her. This product is great for that because it teaches them all sorts
Sudeep, Verma
14-Apr-2014
The walker is awesome product for little ones. The activity panel has lots of buttons which can attract baby's attention. The walker is sturdy and made form good plastic.
Garima, Bajpai
11-Apr-2014
Wonderful product
Garima, Bajpai
11-Apr-2014
Really a wonderful product. My baby loves it. Full of music
Belinda, Sage
31-Mar-2014
Both my 3 year old and my 1 year old love this toy. I bought one for my eldest at 9 months and he still plays with it along with my 2 other kids. It's a great toy to get them walking but also great just as an activity center when they can sit.
sharon, binns
28-Mar-2014
My favourite v tech product of all time is the first steps baby walker it is easy to put together
Taybah, Anwar
19-Mar-2014
I think this product is great for my son
Katrina, Tidey
11-Mar-2014
My daughter loves this! She will sit and play with the buttons
toni, fletcher
03-Mar-2014
Love this product my son has had it since he was 6 months old
Irina, Ieva
28-Feb-2014
Best toy to support child in making first steps
Garima, Bajpai
27-Feb-2014
Excellent product for my 7 month old baby. He loves the music and peek-a-boo so much. This walker will definitely be a good support when he'll learn to walk.
Annabel, Hughes
19-Feb-2014
this is great and got my son walking and even though hes walking perfectly he still loves playing with it
Nina, Weir
18-Feb-2014
Brilliant she loves it big smiles and happy squeaks
Sarah, Midgley
08-Feb-2014
Our 8 month old son is kept entertained for hours with the bright colours
Lisa , Ash
06-Feb-2014
This product has been brilliant for helping my daughter to walk and the activity centre on the front has given her hours of amusement. Well worth every penny
Andrea, Nind
21-Jan-2014
My daughter loves the bright colours and flashing lights especially the open and close door for peek a boo. It is great that the front panel comes off as we can take it anywhere for her to play with
veronica, jones
20-Jan-2014
My son loves this. It's great because there's so much for them to do and learn
shelley, henderson
15-Jan-2014
Our 9 month old son loves this baby walker
EWELINA, TOKARSKA
15-Jan-2014
Learning to walk is a fascinating fun with this robust interactive walker for my child. It is a true mobile entertainment center with music and sounds. my daughter is playing while sitting. Toddler can activate sounds and lights on the music panel with lots of toys to deduct manual
maria, pears
11-Jan-2014
Excellent value for money. First used the removable front when he was small
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